Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Anne Ruggles Gere quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education article on AI in college courses

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Professor Anne Ruggles Gere is quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education article “How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Teaching.” The article, written by Beth McMurtrie, explores the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in college classrooms as instructional and evaluative tools.

Gere helped to create an automated peer-review system called M-Write. M-Write, built with support from the university and the NSF, anonymizes, sorts, and assigns work by students so that they can review one another’s writing. Gere says that an integral part of the system is the use of writing fellows—trained undergraduates who act as connectors between students and professor.

Gere also commented generally on the use of AI-driven tools in higher education: "There’s a general awareness," she says, "that this is, in many ways, going to be part of our lives as academics as we move forward." Because faculty members are becoming more familiar with how technology is being used on campus, she believes they are more willing to experiment with it in the classroom.
 

Anne Ruggles Gere is Gertrude Buck Collegiate Professor, School of Education; Professor of English Language and Literature, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Chair, Joint Program in English and Education; Director, Sweetland Writing Center

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